The effect of maternal alcohol consumption on fetal growth and preterm birth

C.M. O'Leary, Natasha Nassar, J.J. Kurinczuk, Carol Bower

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Abstract

Objective  To investigate the relationship between prenatal alcohol exposure and fetal growth and preterm birth and to estimate the effect of dose and timing of alcohol exposure in pregnancy.Design  A population-based cohort study linked to birth information on the Western Australian Midwives Notification System.Setting  Western Australia.Population  A 10% random sample of births restricted to nonindigenous women who had delivered a singleton infant (n= 4719) in 1995–1997.Methods  The impact of alcohol consumption in pregnancy on fetal growth (small-for-gestational-age [SGA] and large-for-gestational-age infants [LGA]) and preterm birth (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-400
JournalBJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Volume116
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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